Race Instructions

Also 17-mile Blaylock Creek “fun” run; both events are out-and-back courses utilizing the Athens-Big Fork trail.


No entry fee, however, a donation of $20 per runner is encouraged to support the Big Fork Community Center, which is opened for the event, and to cover the cost of aid station supplies.

NOTE: This event is NOT for trail-newbies.

If you are not an experienced trail – or ultra-runner (or adventure racer), we happily invite you to one of the other UTS runs, BUT NOT THIS ONE. This is a difficult event on a difficult trail that presents many opportunities for one to get lost, injured, exhausted, or incapacitated–with sparse access for rescue.


Marathon runners may drop to the 17 mile fun run on race day.


Please do not be enticed into trying this run because of the difficulty warning–it is merely an honest attempt at preventing the run organizers from having to find and rescue someone ill-equipped for the event.

A cut-off time of 10:30am (2.5 hours) will be enforced at the turn-around (half-way) point for the 17-mile run. Runners reaching that point after 10:30 must turn around (–NOT proceed on the marathon course).

For more information, contact Stacey